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Name: K 12
Type: Submarine
Keel: 21/10/1915
Launched: 23/02/1917
Completed: 09/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 903
Dimensions: 2600disp subm, 1883disp surf, 334.0 x 26.5 x 16.0ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 10500hp; 4 x electric motors, 1400hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 9.5knots subm, 24.0knots surf
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 4.0ins & 1 x 3.0ins guns; 8 x 18.0ins torpedoes, (4 x bow, 4 x beam & 2 x casing)
History:
09/1917 British Royal Navy
23/07/1926 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty K Class of steam powered fleet submarines
Launched at Elwick yard but completed at High Walker yard
23/07/1926: Sold for breaking up to Alloa Shipbreaking Ltd, Charlestown
Initial breaking at Rosyth and then the hulk transferred to Charlestown
Admiralty selling price 8635


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